Creating Happiness…for Others

The other day was a rotten day. A no-good, negative, lousy day.  A day where situations came at me with no warning and knocked the wind right out of my sails. Try as I might, it took most of the day before my “ship” was once more afloat and not taking on more water. So,… Continue reading Creating Happiness…for Others

Thousand Word Thursdays #102

I planted a package of lemon cosmos flower seeds in the spring. This week, I discovered the first flowers from my efforts…one tough plant popped up from a crack in the backyard patio concrete. The only plant to bloom. Bloom where you’re planted…or not! © Rita Jacques 2018.  

Handling Stress…Beautifully!

How does one cope with natural disasters of the worst kind? Or of being surrounded by the threat of violence? Well, I can only speak for myself…I focus on the beauty around me: flowers! When I ventured to Haiti with a team after the earthquake struck there, we traveled through roads cut through mountainsides. Boulders… Continue reading Handling Stress…Beautifully!

Poppies!

Poppies are fleeting…they’re in their prime for only a brief moment in time. These photos would’ve been better taken  the day before, and on a calm day…but this was still better than waiting until next year. You can see the age in the petals yet the blooms are only a few days old. I only… Continue reading Poppies!